Medical Education and Exchange Program
Health care trends over the last several years unequivocally indicate severe shortfalls of health workers internationally. As a result, many U.S. states and foreign other countries are opening new medical and health profession schools, or bolstering existing ones, to train health profession educators and practitioners.For many countries, U.S. medical and public health education is the gold standard, attracting foreign governments to seek U.S. study opportunities for their citizens in order to enrichstrengthen their domestic health care systems.
The U.S. health care system faces its own challenges in doing more with less. Involving U.S. health professionals in international programs provides them with key knowledge for understanding multicultural health care needs, and provides opportunities to see how health care is provided with scarcer resources in other countries.
AED’s aim in creating the Medical Education and Exchange Program (MEEP) is to bring global health care professionals together to find innovative solutions to health care education and delivery while building both U.S. and internationalforeign human resource capacity.